Parent’s Day

Once a year our primary school has a Parents’ Day in which we invite the parents to school.  In recent years we have made this a more active day by starting out with races between the various color groups the primary school is divided into.  The kids love the competition and they also enjoy watching their parents compete in each race after the students have competed.  The race I like to watch the best is when we carry a soda bottle full of water on the head.  It takes real skill and grace to do this.  For some reason our Ugandan brothers and sisters are much better at this than those of us from other places.  I think it has to do with the fact that their hair helps hold the bottle in place while on me, my hair helps the bottle slide right off.  After the races at the field we went back to the primary school so that parents could visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and look at mid-term exam results.  The day ends with the announcement of the winning color group.  This year the pink team won.  As I was going home on Friday evening I was thankful for the good attendance by parents and the ways in which they were delighting in and enjoying their children.  In Isaiah 9:6 one of the names given to the Messiah is “Everlasting Father.”  What a comfort to know that even as we parent our children here we have Father God to go to when we need help and need a parent ourselves.